Around here, the most common use for a potato chip in a recipe is as a topping for casseroles. While that makes for some mighty fine eatin' we would like to expand your culinary horizons with some ideas for all of our snacks that might just surprise you!

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Claire's Dakota Style Meat Balls

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 cup crushed Dakota Style Potato Chips
  • 1 can cream mushroom soup OR sweet and sour sauce

Mix all ingredients except soup (or sweet and sour sauce). Roll into small balls and brown. Place in casserole; pour over the soup or sweet and sour sauce, bake one hour at 375 degrees.


American Apple Pie

  • 6 Cups Peeled & Sliced Tart Apples
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Crushed Potato Chips
  • 1 Unbaked 9-inch pastry shell

In bowl, combine apples, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon; set a side. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, cheese, and chips; blend with pastry blender. Turn apple mixture into prepared crust; top evenly with crumb mixture. Bake in 400 degree oven 40-50 minutes until apples are tender. (Watch carefully. When topping is browned, cover loosely with aluminum foil.) Serve warm.

Trail Chip Mix

Ingredients: Mix Industrial Strength Potato Chips, Raisins, Coconut Chips and dried apricots together for a burst of energy.

Trail Chip Mix


Jody's Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookie
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup crushed Dakota Style Potato Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups flour, sifted

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add nuts and potato chips and then add flour. Form into small balls using about 1 tbsp. of dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press flat with a glass bottom dipped in sugar.

Bake at 350° for 16 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Industrial Strength Nachos

Warm potato chips are simply irresistible, especially with cheese.

  • 1 3/4 cups (about 6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons canned diced green chiles
  • 48 large potato chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 24 cherry tomatoes, halved

In mixing bowl toss cheese, onion and chiles. Arrange chips on baking sheets; top each with about 2 teaspoons cheese mixture, 1/2 teaspoon sour cream and cherry tomato half. Bake in 450 degree oven 3 to 5 minutes, just until cheese melts. Serve hot. Makes 48 appetizers (about 12 servings).


Lisa's Chips and Chicken Hot Dish

  • 4 C. cooked diced chicken
  • 3/4 C. mayonnaise
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 C. sliced ripe olives
  • 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 2 C. chopped celery
  • 2 T. minced Onion
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1 sm. jar pimiento
  • 3 C. Dakota Style Potato Chips, crushed

Use a 9x13 pan. Put 2 cups of the Dakota Style Potato Chips in the bottom of the pan, then put the chicken mixture in the pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Bake at 325 degrees, covered for 45 minutes and uncovered for 15 minutes.